Financing, socio-economics

Ereignis

Transforming the buildings sector through ambitious NDCs: Asia-Pacific

Third GlobalABC NDC webinar series edition: Transforming the buildings sector through ambitious NDCs: Asia-Pacific,  with a focus on India and China, taking place on Thursday, 14 November 2019, at 10:00 AM (CEST).

The current scope and ambition of buildings sector commitments are insufficient to meet the Paris Agreement goals. Despite 136 countries having acknowledged the need for building sector actions in their NDCs, more work is needed to...
Ereignis

Decarbonising the construction industry: Can Europe lead in low carbon buildings and infrastructure?

Buildings & construction are a major driver of energy demand and global CO2 emissions. According to the European Commission, they jointly account for nearly 40% of global CO2 emissions and also 40% of final energy...

The importance of cutting carbon in major infrastructure projects - in addition to the construction and operation of buildings - is increasingly being recognised. Changes to public procurement policies have the potential to make a dramatic...
Publication

Survey and solutions for potential cost reduction in the design and construction process of nearly zero energy multi-family houses

The CoNZEBs project formed the main part of a session at the IAQVEC conference in Bari in September 2019. CoNZEBs project partner held in total 6 presentations including a project overview, different project results and one of the national...
Publication

Cost-efficient Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEBs)

The CoNZEBs project formed the main part of a session at the IAQVEC conference in Bari in September 2019. CoNZEBs project partner held in total 6 presentations including a project overview, different project results and one of the national...
News

Summary and presentations of the German CoNZEBs Event available

On 13 June 2019 the national German CoNZEBs event was held in Saalbau Gutleut in Frankfurt. More than 110 practitioners and decision makers attended the event organised as a mix of presentations of nearly zero-energy buildings and beyond...
Publication

CoNZEBs report: Life-cycle assessment of multi-family houses with different energy performance levels

The team of the EU Horizon 2020 project CoNZEBs has completed a follow-up activity to the identification of potential technical solution sets that could reduce investment costs for NZEBs. The scientific partners have carried out life-cycle...
News

Time to act as global energy efficiency progress drops to slowest rate since start of decade

Energy efficiency has tremendous potential to boost economic growth and avoid greenhouse gas emissions, but the global rate of progress is slowing – a trend that has major implications for consumers, businesses and the environment,...
Publication

Europeans’ attitudes on EU enegy policy

Survey requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy and co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication.

One of the main priorities of Jean-Claude Juncker when he became President of the European Commission was to establish an Energy Union which ensures the clean, secure and affordable supply of energy to all Europeans.   In the course of its...